Eating high-quality Mexican food is like experiencing a spiritual epiphany—stimulating to the senses, deeply fulfilling, and often accompanied by a burst of mariachi music. Enlighten your mouth with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Mexican fare at Salsarita's Fresh Cantina in Cary.
Recently opened near the intersection of Interstate 40 and the Raleigh Beltline, Salsarita's speedily prepares all its taqueria-style Mexican meals fresh to order before customers' eyes before garnishing them with 16 saliva-stimulating condiments, such as jalapeños, cheese, two types of beans, and three kinds of salsas. Lunchers who are sick of flashing fake IDs to score free sloppy joes at the local middle school can instead savor a Salsarita's shrimp quesadilla ($5.19–$6.59), a steak burrito ($5.19–$6.59), or a zesty taco salad ($6.59) with a flurry of toppings atop a thick bed of beef. Salsarita's also caters to vegetarians with animal-absent versions of all its entrees. And for $1.99, patrons can upgrade lonely dishes to combo status, surrounding them with edible friends like a fountain drink, salsa, and stone-ground corn chips.
As one of the newest incarnations of a North Carolina-based group of Mexican restaurants, Salsarita's prides itself not just on excellent fresh food, but also on its fun and inviting atmosphere. Bright south-of-the-border colors and lively music lift customers' spirits before they return to their job at the gray-paint factory. Bar, booth, and table seating accommodates group sizes from "solo" to "septuplet staring contest."